triphosphoric acid

noun
tri·​phosphoric acid | \ ¦trī+…- \

Definition of triphosphoric acid

: a polyphosphoric acid H5P3O10 that is a partial anhydride of three molecules of orthophosphoric acid, is capable of hydrolysis into orthophosphoric acid and pyrophosphoric acid, and is known chiefly in the form of salts and esters

History and Etymology for triphosphoric acid

tri- + phosphoric

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“Triphosphoric acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triphosphoric%20acid. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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